Friday, November 12, 2010

Girl Scouts Gamma Sigma Pilots in San Antonio

In Texas, The Express-News reports that San Antonio Girl Scouts have set about changing their image, while retaining their values, with a national pilot program just launched in the San Antonio Independent School District. The new program is designed to have more appeal to teenage girls.

On Thursday, 261 San Antonio Independent School District students were inducted into Gamma Sigma Girls. The new club is a sorority-style organization with a focus on advocacy, college-readiness and community service. In Gamma Sigma Girls, matching T-shirts replace uniforms, and earning badges is strictly optional. But the girls are full-fledged Girl Scouts. Gamma Sigma Girls is a school club with a faculty sponsor instead of a parent troop leader and is free for students. Kudos and best of luck!